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How We Solve Cincinnati Wildlife Problems

It starts with your phone call. We answer our phones 24/7, and we will carefully listen to your wildlife problem. Every case is different, so we will ask appropriate questions to help us understand the situation better. Questions like, "do you hear the noises at night or during the daytime?" or "what type of roof do you have?" After we have a general idea of your situation, we can provide a ballpark price range, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to inspect your property.

INSPECTION: Once on site, we will perform a full inspection of your home and property. This allows us to use the correct strategy and traps. If the animals are in an attic, a full building inspection is crucial, including the following:

  • All ground-level areas, such as piper or A/C line entry & exit areas, A/C chase bottoms, ground-level vents, etc.
  • All mid-level areas, such as dryer vents, siding gaps, first floor eaves or dormers, etc.
  • We inspect the entire roof, including all plumbing stacks, ridge caps, vents, and other potential gaps or holes.
  • We also inspect inside your attic, to identify animals and damage they have caused.
  • If the animals are outside, we notice many subtle clues that will assist us in a successful strategy.

TRAPPING, EXCLUSION, REMOVAL: Once we understand what animal species we are dealing with, and the problem, we use the most effective means of removing the animals. We use dozens of different types of traps.

  • Trapping - If trapping the animal(s) in live cage traps, trap type, set, and location are crucial to success.
  • Exclusion - Oftentimes, we are able to simply set one-way doors or other exclusion devices that allow the animals inside a building to safely exit, but never get back inside.
  • Removal By Hand - Sometimes we actually remove animals by hand, or with special tools like snare poles.
  • The Law - In all cases, we obey state and local laws regarding wildlife, but aim to take the most humane approach.

ENTRY HOLE REPAIRS: Repairs are a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. In many cases, such as bat or rodent control, the job cannot be performed without detailed repairs, and in all cases, sealing the entry holes shut ensures that no future wildlife will ever enter your home.

  • 100% of the entry holes must be found, and sealed shut, or the job is not complete.
  • Our repairs are professional contractor grade, look good, and when applicable we use steel, which rodents such as rats or squirrels are unable to chew through.
  • We give a written guarantee on our repairs against any future animal entry.

ATTIC DECONTAMINATION SERVICES: It may be desirable to clean your attic after we've removed the animals. They can leave behind large amounts of droppings, urine, hair, oils, food, nesting material, and so on. These remnants can attract insects like cockroaches, and the scent left behind can encourage new animals to chew their way into your house. You might experience odor problems from the waste. It's possible that mold will grow on waste areas.

  • We remove or vacuum all droppings, or remove all the soiled insulation.
  • We fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that destroys any organic matter and deodorizes the space.
  • We repair damage, such as ductwork, electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and more.
The above are just a brief explanation of some of our methods. I haven't even addressed the hundreds of other potential cases that we deal with, from bat exclusions, to poison-free rodent control, to dead animal removal, bird roosting prevention, mole trapping in a yard, ground-based exclusion barriers around a shed, etc. etc. Just give us a call any time, and we can describe in detail how we will resolve your specific wildlife problem.

Attics make a great place for birds and rodents to seek refuge when our beautiful Cincinnati weather decides takes a different route. We specialize not only in removing and trapping wildlife critters, but we also do great work with prevention and repairs! We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that we can answer all of your wildlife question and help keep not only your home, but your family and pets safe as well. We service Hamilton County, as well as the follwing counties: Brown County, Butler County, Clermont County, Warren County, Wilmington County, and Clinton County. We also service the following cities: Oxford, Lebanon, Norwood, Forest Park, Springboro, Sharonville, Blue Ash, Wilmington, Loveland, Springdale, Mason, Hamilton, Middletown, and Fairfield.

Other Cincinnati animal pest control topics:
What is a Yellow Rat Snake
What Types of Mouse Traps Can I Use in my Home
Deodorizing Your Home After a Dead Animal
How to Keep Raccoons out of Your Birdfeeder

To learn more about our services, visit the Cincinnati wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to Keep Raccoons Out Of Chicken Coop

How to Keep Raccoons Out Of Chicken Coop
Raccoon damage can be terrible mainly when it comes to your poultry. The animals derive extra joy in biting off the head of chicken or biting them at one corner of neck just the same way they normally do to wild birds. For that reason, you need to do everything possible to make sure that raccoons never gain access to your chicken coop. Honestly with the nimble fingers of raccoons they can open your chicken coop windows or even the doors to gain access into your poultry and cause serious damage to you by killing the helpless and defenseless chicken around.

Fit Raccoon Proof Latches to Keep Them from Your Chicken Coop
For you to effectively deter raccoons in your home and around your chicken coop, one of the things you need to do is to ensure that you introduce raccoon proof latches to the window and doors of chicken coop. That will help to stop them from gaining access to your chicken. You can get raccoon proof from hardware store around your home or you can order for it through the internet.

Burry Wire Mesh within the Perimeter of Your Chicken Coop
If raccoon, discover that there are chickens or birds in a particular place they normally do everything possible to gain access there. For that reason, if your use raccoon proof, they animals can still burrow their way through the ground to the chicken. That is why you have to remember to burry wire mesh around the perimeter of your chicken coop. That will definitely help to prevent them from accessing your chicken through the ground. You can equally pave slabs around your chicken coop to ensure that raccoons never get a way in to cause damages to your poultry.

Make Use of a Flash Light to Keep Raccoon Out Of Your Chicken Coop
It is truth that bright flash light alone may not really solve the problem of raccoon to your chicken coop, it will still be of great help. For that reason, what you need to do is to make sure that you introduce a bright flashlight within your poultry house or chicken coop so as to deter raccoons from coming near the place.

Restrict Access to Waste Foods to Keep Raccoons from Your Chicken Coop
Indeed, scattering waste foods here and there within your chicken coop is the best way to attract raccoon infestation. For that reason, you can keep them away simply by cleaning left over and waste foods around your home making the place unattractive to them in the first place.
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